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A visit to the Point of Rocks Cemetery ...

The location of the Point of Rocks Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Point of Rocks Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Point of Rocks Cemetery

The Point of Rocks Cemetery is located in Madison County<2>.

The county seat for Madison County is located in Virginia City. Virginia City lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Point of Rocks Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Point of Rocks Cemetery

Lat:   45.4116°   (45° 24' 41")

Lon:   -112.4436°   (-112° 26' 36")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Point of Rocks Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Point of Rocks Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> of the Point of Rocks Cemetery.

  • Alder [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder
    • Alder [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alder<4>
  • Argenta [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
    • Argenta [Beaverhead County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Point of Rocks Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta
  • Central City [Madison County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City [Madison County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dillon [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Beaverhead County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Point of Rocks Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<4>
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Divide [Silver Bow County]
    • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the west of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glen [Beaverhead County]
    • Glendale [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Beaverhead County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Highland City [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland City
      • Highland City [Silver Bow County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurin [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurin
      • Laurin [Madison County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lion City [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lion City
      • Lion City [Beaverhead County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lion City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mammoth [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
    • Melrose [Silver Bow County]
    • Moose Town [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Town
      • Moose Town [Silver Bow County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the north of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Town
    • Nevada City [Madison County] - Historic
    • Sheridan [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<4>
    • Silver Star [Madison County]
    • Strawberry [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Madison County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Strawberry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Twin Bridges [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Bridges<4>
    • Virginia City [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Former names for Virginia City:
      • Varina
      • Verina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia City<4>

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Point of Rocks Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Madison County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Point of Rocks Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Point of Rocks Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Madison County.

  • Bird Cemetery [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bird Cemetery
    • Bird Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird Cemetery
  • Haining Cemetery [Beaverhead County]
  • Laurin Cemetery [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurin Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurin Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masonic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Masonic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Masonic Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonic Cemetery
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mountain View Cemetery [Beaverhead County]
    • Reichle Cemetery [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reichle Cemetery
      • Reichle Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reichle Cemetery
    • Rochester Cemetery [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rochester Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rochester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rochester Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester Cemetery
    • Sheridan Cemetery [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sheridan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sheridan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sheridan Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan Cemetery
    • Twin Bridges Cemetery [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twin Bridges Cemetery
      • Twin Bridges Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Point of Rocks Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Point of Rocks Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #775324  (Point of Rocks Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #775324 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Beaverhead Rock
    • County: Madison         Elev: 1465
    • Location given for GNIS #775324 (Point of Rocks Cemetery)
    • Lat: 45.4115907           Lon: -112.4436188
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Point of Rocks Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4116, Longitude: -112.4436       In this case, the coordinates for the Point of Rocks Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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